Citing Syria, UN Assembly Boss Says End Security Council Veto Power

By:  Alex Newman
03/05/2012
       
Citing Syria, UN Assembly Boss Says End Security Council Veto Power

After the governments of Russia and China used their permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council to torpedo a resolution calling for regime change in Syria, UN General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz al-Nasser is demanding an end to the ability of major powers to veto global action.
 
 

After the governments of Russia and China used their permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council to torpedo a resolution calling for regime change in Syria, UN General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz al-Nasser (photo) is demanding an end to the ability of major powers to veto global action.
 
Nasser, who represents the Islamic regime ruling Qatar, told the UK Independent newspaper that allowing the governments of France, the United States, Britain, Russia, and China to block UN demands represented a danger to world peace. He also called for radical reforms of the international body to facilitate concerted action in the fields of health, security, human rights, crises, and more.
 
"We need a very effective UN and very effective UN Security Council," he told the paper for an article published today. "If this system is not doing what it's supposed to do, then we need to look for another system."
 
Citing the Security Council veto of a resolution aimed at forcing Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad to step down, Nasser said the system was outdated and no longer credible. The Chinese and Russian governments said they blocked the UN measure last month to avoid another bloody “regime change” operation like NATO’s war on Libya.
 
“We oppose anyone interfering in Syria's internal affairs under the pretext of 'humanitarian' issues,” noted a statement posted on the communist Chinese dictatorship’s foreign ministry website, calling for an immediate cease-fire and talks between the regime and the armed opposition.

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